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For its sister station that formerly used the WQXI-TV callsign, see WXIA-TV.

Contents

ATLwatlstop WATL 1982 AWMM-5 WATL90 WATL92a WATL93
1969–1971 1976–1985 1985–1986 1986–1990 1990–1993 1993–1994
 
WATL93 120px-WATL36 94-96 logo WATL WB36! WATL-WB-Atl WATL 1 WATL 2013
1993–1994 1994–1996 1996–2004 2004–2006 2006–2013 2013–present


WQXI-TV

1954–1955

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In 1955, WQXI-TV signed off after less than six months on the air.

WBMO-TV

1967

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WATL (-TV)

1969–1971

ATLwatlstop

After 2 years of silence, channel 36 returned to the air in 1969 as WATL-TV, but it signed off again two years later.

1976–1985

WATL 1982
WATL76

WATL returned to the airwaves in 1976, under new ownership.

1985–1986

AWMM-5


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1985 WATL 36 ID

1986–1993

1986–1990

WATL90

On October 9, 1986, WATL became one of the original charter Fox affiliates.

1990–1993

 

1993–1994

WATL93

In 1992, then-owner Renaissance Broadcasting sold the station to Fox Television Stations, making WATL a Fox owned-and-operated station in 1993. However, it only lasted until 1994.

1994–1996

120px-WATL36 94-96 logo

In 1994, as part of a large affiliation deal between New World Communications and the Fox network, WAGA-TV disaffiliated with CBS and took over Fox, taking that network away from WATL. The station would soon affiliate with The WB, and WGNX, initially set to affiliate with said network, would instead affiliate with CBS. WATL was then sold to Qwest Broadcasting, an entity backed by Quincy Jones and the Tribune Company, the then-owners of WGNX and part-owners of The WB.

1996–2004

WATL WB36!

Tribune bought Qwest, and thus WATL, outright in 2000 after selling CBS affiliate WGNX to the Meredith Corporation.

2004–2006

WATL-WB-Atl

2006–2013

WATL 1

In 2006, when UPN and The WB were merged to form The CW, WATL became a MyNetworkTV affiliate as CBS-owned UPN O&O WUPA would join The CW. That same year, WATL was sold by Tribune to Gannett (now Tegna), making it a sister station to WXIA-TV.

2013–present

WATL 2013

The station was rebranded as The ATL in 2013. Inspired from their logo which used after they were lost their Fox affiliation.


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